The U.S. Department of Education recommended lastweek that Eastern Michigan University pay the largest fine ever leveled againsta school for failing to properly report crimes on campus.
The Spencer-Van Etten Central School Districtagreed to make a public statement supporting students' right to wear T-shirtswith controversial messages, satisfying demands made by civil libertiesadvocates after a student was punished for wearing a shirt supporting gayrights.
Almost a fifth of the Southern Utah University Journal's Nov. 26 print run was stolen, and university officials so far have made no progress determining who might have taken the papers or why.
The president of Montclair State University'sStudent Government Association fired the student newspaper's attorney inNovember, arguing that the contract between the SGA-sponsored Montclarionand its attorney was improper under SGA bylaws.
School administrators were justified in punishing ahigh school student who wrote a violent story in his notebook, a federal appealscourt ruled Nov. 20 in a decision that free-speech advocates fear could greatly expand officials' power to censor student expression.
About 1,600 copies of the Nov. 8 edition of the University of Missouri at Rolla's student newspaper were stolen, possibly in response to a mock campaign ad criticizing a member of the student government.
Two national contests offer students a chance to win recognition and prize money by demonstrating their new-media skills.
WASHINGTON -- Both sides claimed victory in a settlement announced Thursday that ended a nearly two-year-old lawsuit over whether Everett High School's principal could demand to review issues of the student newspaper before they went to press.
MASSACHUSETTS -- Tufts University's administration announced Monday it had overturned a decision banning a student journal from running unsigned editorials. In a separate statement, President Lawrence Bacow said the private school in the future will behave as though it were bound by the First Amendment.
ARKANSAS -- Three students who were punished for wearing black armbands to protest their school district's dress code can continue their claims against the district, its superintendent and the principal of the junior high school. But a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed the portions of the suit brought against individual school board members.